It's been almost two years since me, Jess, and my hubby took our trip to Barcelona, and I'm missing the white sand beaches, winding cobblestone lanes, and delectable tapas. It truly is an enchanting city.
Click here to read about our trip to Barcelona in 2015.
So to ease the travel longing, I decided to make a Spanish favorite for dinner tonight...paella! I started by chopping some fresh veggies and sauteed them until they were just a little charred on the outside.
Then I grilled a few chicken thighs and sauteed a half pound of fresh scallops in butter.
I made a spicy mix from red and black pepper, paprika, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and onion powder, and rubbed it over two Mississippi catfish fillets...
Okay, so I'm living in Georgia...I have to add a little Southern flare to everything I cook. ( ;
After all that work I needed a refresher...
And then it was back to the stove. Mix it all together with some rice and a few more spices (can't forget the saffron)...
...and voilà! A little taste of Spain...and the U.S. South.
Barcelona might be an ocean away, but my kitchen is always open.
A favorite restaurant in Barcelona
Do you have any recipes that remind you of places you love?